Amsterdam

A blue pencil skirt for lunch with Carin and Sylvia

Oh yes, talking, talking, talking. I am famous for talking. People sometimes avoid me because I talk so much. Anyway, last Wednesday I met Sylvia of 40+Style and Carin (follow her on Instagram: @catoinamsterdam). Of course it was hell to select an outfit, knowing you...

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Shopping in Leidsestraat Amsterdam

When you are really broke and addicted to buying clothes (as I am), the last thing you need is a day in Amsterdam with your two friends who love shopping just as much as you do. But, I was still on holiday (which means I am in a merry spirit), the date was set months...

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Max Mara jeans dress worn as a jacket

A week ago I took the Friday off and Ron and I headed to Amsterdam. I wore my Max Mara jeans dress but this time as a jacket (versatile piece). It is always a pleasure to be in Amsterdam and this time it was especially nice as we visited the jeweller. Yay. While...

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Blue Kenzo jacket dress worn in Amsterdam

Friend Misja asked me whether I wanted to model for a spring fashion shoot she had to do for a German magazine. Haha.. of course I wanted to. Vain as I am. She had to photograph 14 different women, all over 40, in spring clothes. With Amsterdam as the background...

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A red velvet jacket at the Bags museum

A little while ago I went to the Bags and Purses Museum in Amsterdam with my stepdaughter Nicky. I have been to this museum about 4 or 5 times in the last two years. Every time I discover new beautiful bags because: a) there is so much to see, you cannot take it all...

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Red tunic sweater at the Foodhalls in Amsterdam

The Foodhallen (Foodhalls) in Amsterdam West. The place which Ron (husband) chose to photograph my red tunic sweater. For a long time not the best area of Amsterdam. As it often happens, this area is now up and coming. Which is why a daring project developer decided...

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Shopping in the Nine Streets of Amsterdam

Hi!!! Here we are again, three colleagues and friends who just love shopping. As soon as one shopping spree is over, we plan another one through our text message group called "Shopping Saturday". See our previous "adventures" here, here, here and here. December 12, we...

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A dress in yellow, black and white

Finally some sunshine. What a lousy spring this has been. Husband Ron suggested we would do one of our favourite things: go to Amsterdam and drink cappuccino on a terrace facing the busy market of the Lindengracht. I decided to wear my dress in yellow, black and...

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Amsterdam department store

When I showed you the pictures of the IJhallen, I said I would give you a closer look at what I was wearing that day. Well, that was this black jacket (brand Reiss, present from husband Ron), a black top, my trusted skinny jeans by Denham, a gold necklace (present...

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Graffiti art in Amsterdam

Jill of Everything Just So asked me whether I would be interested in joining Adrienne and her for "How I Wear My Booties" on March 2. She saw my post with the blue sweater and liked it. Of course I agreed. But as I didn't really like the blue and white striped skirt,...

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Amsterdam IJhallen

The money was spent. All gone. The lust for shopping wasn't. My friends Sabine and Anke said: "Let's go to the Amsterdam IJhallen!" This is an enormous flea market (hallen = market and IJ = the name of a big water in Amsterdam). At the IJhallen, the prices are right...

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Bags and purses

This post was long overdue... a post about the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam. Such a beautiful place, such a lovely things to see. As the name says... they have bags. Lots and lots of them. And they are in the prettiest building you can image. Where you can...

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